SWK-7001A Adult Social Work Support and Protection 


Module leader: Ann Anka (A.Anka@uea.ac.uk)

Module Teacher: Ann Anka

Credit value: 20 Level 7 (M) credits, Autumn Semester

Module fee: £495 Submission of summative assessed work: 3pm, 22nd April 2020


Credits from this module can be put towards a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, MA in Advanced Social Work or MA Mental Health. Applications are open to social workers with at least one year’s post-qualified experience.



The module builds on learning from the Assessed and Support Year in Employment. It can be taken as a freestanding module within the Masters in Advanced Social Work. The module is open to practitioners within Adult Social Work settings. The module examines changes in practice resulting from the reforms of adult social care law and policy. It looks at the broad area of social work with adults, the Care Act 2014 and emerging policies, practice and research. The structure of the module follows the nine domains of the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) for Social Work, and enables learners to evidence the PCF at the level of a Qualified/Experienced Social Worker. The module builds on the Chief Social Worker for Adults’ (DH 2015) Knowledge and Skills Statement for Social Workers in Adult Services and enables learners to further develop knowledge and skills needed to effectively contribute to delivering statutory health, social care and wellbeing outcomes for individuals and their carers.



  • A knowledge of key concepts and core knowledge in adult social care law
  • An understand of recent social policy developments in health and social care including adult safeguarding
  • An understanding of relevant social/social work theory and its applications to practice
  • Research awareness and an ability to use research for evidence based practice 
  • Understanding the influence of environmental, social and economic factors on the lives of individuals. 



Demonstration of pre-existing Professional Capabilities by completion of the ASYE, or similar, either in adults or children and families.



Content covers the knowledge and skills required for generic practice with adults and safeguarding, focusing on the policy and legal framework for working in adult social care settings at an Experienced Social Work Level within the PCF Framework.



A “Case Study” of 4,000 words

To be submitted by 3pm on 22nd April 2020



Blended learning: this will consist of lecture, small group discussion and self-directed learning. A Blackboard site (Virtual Learning Environment) on which additional learning materials will be posted for students supports the module.



For 20 credits, 200 effort hour: Two day taught sessions, 94 hours independent study, 100 hours learning in practice.



23 rd October 2019 – 9.30am-4pm

11 th March 2020 – 9.30am-4pm

Venue Details: TBC (Norfolk)



Please contact your agency Workforce Development Department about the application process. If this is your first CPD module at UEA you will need to register with UEA Admissions . If this is a second or further CPD module you will need to enrol through the Postgraduate Learning and Teaching Hub.  Please wait until you have approval from your agency before you enrol. Once you are enrolled, please check you have access to Blackboard before the first teaching date. Applications for 2019-20 should be submitted to UEA by 20th September 2019.

Please be aware that teaching, assessment dates and venues, are subject to change. All up to date information will be available via your UEA Evision account once you are enrolled onto the module.